A hot breakfast is a welcome start to any day this winter in Chicago! This recipe is a breeze since it cooks overnight and is ready as soon as you are in the morning. Simply prep the ingredients in the slow cooker at night and set on low for 7-10 hours. You’ll be happy to have this hot breakfast waiting for you the next morning! And any leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator and reheated for breakfast or snack time throughout the week.
Overnight Oatmeal with Apples and Maple Syrup (serves 6)
2 apples, sliced and cut into ½ pieces
1-½ cups low fat milk
2 cups water
1 cup uncooked steel-oats
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons of maple syrup
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon ground flax seed
Optional toppings: Chopped nuts, maple syrup, additional milk
If needed, coat inside of slow cooker with cooking spray. Add all ingredients (except toppings) to slow cooker. Stir, cover and cook on low for 7-10 hours
Serve oatmeal into bowls. Add optional toppings. Enjoy!